Independence Spectaular at Airborne Park Speedway July 3rd 2024

Dirtcar Racing Airborne Speedway
photo finish
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Kyle Coryea

It would be a photo finish in the Pro Stock main as Luke Horning (2h) would beat out Mac Lalonde (8) by 12 thousand of a second for the win and the thousand-dollar paycheck. It would be a jammed-packed night of racing at the Airborne Park Speedway with around 110 cars in the pits as we celebrate Independence Day and the 70th anniversary of the speedway. The J+S Steel Sportsman Modified would be the featured attraction on the night with the Firecracker 44 2k to win race along with the Pro Stocks 1k to win and the Renegades and Mini Stocks. The night would start with time trails for the Sportsman Modified and the fastest time would go to Donovan Lussier. Then there would be the heat races for the Sportsman Modified and the Pro Stocks and then onto the features. The first feature out of the box would be 1 of the 2 for Moore Recycling Mini Stocks and would see Glen Engstrom get the lead off the start but there would be a charger coming from mid-pack and get the lead and pull away as Speedy Bressette would get his second win on the season. Then next up would be the 9th State Cannabis Renegades 25 lap main and Travis Stokes would get the lead off the start but there would be a pair of cats that would come charging from the middle of the pack as Tylor Terry and Shawn Duquette would charge up putting a show on for the fans and in the end, Tylor Terry would get the win over Shawn Duquette and Bill Thwaits to finish off the top 3. Then we would have the Last Chance Qualifier for the Sportsman Modified would see 14 take the green and we would take 6 to the main and Evan Roberts would get the win over Craig Wholey, Anthony Warren, Eric Shaw, Matt Lavalley, Geoege Foley as they transfer to the main event. Then we would have the second feature on the night for the Moore Recycling Mini Stocks and we would keep it in the family as Steven Bressette would get the win over Rick Doner and Caleb Tourville. Next up would be the Pro Stocks 25 lapper with 1 thousand going to the winner. The race would take a pit to get going as there were a couple of early race accidents on the track but when things got settled out there would be a show-up front for the ages with Luke Horning and Marc Lalonde and when they crossed the line Cousin Luke would get the win by 12 thousand of a second. Then we would have the fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July as they would put on a great show for nearly 30 minutes. Then it would be time for the main event of the evening with the Sportsman Modified Firecracker 44 and the two thousand to win it would be a battle between the USA and Canada on this fourth of July and it would be between Nick Heywood and Gabriel Cyr and when the checkered flag flew it would be Nick Heywood for the win. Then the rains would fall ending the night before the Enduro could be run but that has been rescheduled for the August 10th show. The racetrack will be silent next week as they take the week off for the Clinton County Fair but they will be back racing July 18th. Gallery

Kids Ride Night at Airborne Park Speedway June 27th 2024

Dirtcar Racing Airborne Speedway
three wide racing
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

There would be three wide races in the Be Cool Heating and AC 358 Modifieds as Chris Raabe (01) and Tim Fuller (19) would split Greg Atkins (1NY) as they battle inside the Top 5. After nearly two weeks off at the Airborne Speedway, the track would come back to life with Thursday Night Thunder with the track's four main divisions the Be Cool Heating and AC 358 Modifieds, J+S Steel Sportsman Modified, 9th State Cannabis Renegades and the Moore Recycling Mini Stocks along with it being the popular rides night. After the heats and the last chance qualifiers were in the books it would be onto the features on the evening and the first one on tap for the night would be the Be Cool Heating and AC 358 Modifieds for their 30-lap race it would take the race a little bit to get going as there would be a few early race cautions but when it did would see a battle up front between Justin Stone and Mike Mahaney and in the end the win would go to Justin Stone as it would be his first career win inside a 358 Modified. Then we would have the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified and there 25 lap race for most of the race it would be a battle between Charlotte Morin and Pat Miner but there would be caution as the teams were coming to the checkered and it would setup a 2 lap showdown and in the end they would not get a great start and the battle would be on between Donovan Lussier and Nick Heywood with Lussier coming out on top for the third time this season. Then we would have the 9th State Cannabis Renegades for 20 laps and see early season points leader Tylor Terry have a problem in the early portions of the race and get credited with a last-place finish. As for the race up front for the checkered flag, it would see Zack Daniels making a late race charge on Nathaniel Guay but it would come up short as Nathaniel Guay would get his second win of the season. Then to finish off the night it would be a pair of features for the Moore Recycling Mini Stocks in the first feature it would be a battle up front between Rich Doner, Nick Harden, and Kris Clark with the win going to Doner for the first win of the season. Then in the second feature, it would be a wire-to-wire win for Caleb Tourville to finish the night. The track will be back in action on July 3rd with their Independence Day Spectacular as they celebrate the 70th anniversary of Airborne Park Speedway. Gallery

Dampreau Santianon Hebret Lawn Care Sportsman Modified Toppless Night at Airborne Park Speedway June 15th 2024

Dirtcar Racing Airborne Speedway
checkered flags out
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Kyle Coryea

Joey Scarbrough (11VT) beats them to the checkered flag in the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified on Toppless night and brings home the $1,200 first-place check. The Airborne Park Speedway would come back to life Saturday night after being quiet for the last two weeks and would it ever be alive as there would be six divisions on Dapeau Sanitation and Hebret Lawn Care Night with the Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stocks, Renegades, Mod Lites, Mini Stocks, and the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds in action. After all the heat races on this long night of racing in front of a packed house, it would be onto the features. The first feature would be the Mohawk Valley Vintage Dirt Modifieds and they would have 12 cars on track in their four divisions and the winners would be Jack Miller, Joe Rando, Merv Blackwell, and George Karl. Then it would be on the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified on a topless night as they would go 30 laps for $1,200 to win on this night. The crowd favored Bucko Branham would get the early lead at the start of the race but there would be a charge coming from Nick Heywood and he would take the lead from the professor on this night. There would be a restart with about ten laps to go and it would be Heywood and Scarbrough on the front row they would go back and forth for a few laps but Joey Scarbrough would get around Heywood for his first win of the season and close the points to nine behind Nick Heywood in the early part of the season. Then next up it would be the return of the Mod Lites to Airborne as they return after five years and it would be a clinic up front by Justin Williams as he would get the 25-lap win over Pierre Oliver Trudel and Alex Forcier. Then it would be the first appearance of the season for the Pro Stocks and they would bring in 19 for there 25 lap event it would see Bastien Caron get the lead at the start of the race but there would be a charge from a local racer Zack Daniels to get the lead and he would hold the lead to the front stretch on the final lap when the caution would come out and set up a green white checker. With that green-white-checkered finish, it would be on between Burton Ward and Marc Lalonde, and going to the 3/4 corner on the first lap Ward and Lalonde would get under Daniels for the lead, and then the race would be onto the checkered and it would see Burton Ward get the win. Then it would be time for the 9th State Cannabis Renegades for there 20 lap event and it would take Josh Terry a short time to get up front for the lead and race with that the race would be on upfront between the family as brother Tylor would be right behind him battling for the win and the win would go to Josh Terry for his second win of the season. Then it would be onto the final division of the Mini Stocks and as normal there would be a pair of features for them on the night with 37 cars in the pits. First up would be there A feature for 15 laps and it would see Brett Manor get the early lead and from there he would hold off the charge from the father/son duo of Caleb and Kenny Tourville for his first career win. Then to finish off the night it would be the Mini Stock B Feature and it would see Steve Bressette charge from his 11th place starting position up to the win after he would be on his lid in his heat race to salvage the night. The Airborne Park Speedway will be back alive this Thursday night June 20th as all divisions will be in action along with it being kid's ride night. Gallery

American Racer North Series Presented by Higher Ground Dispensery @ Mohawk International Raceway June 13th, 2024

Dirt Track Racing Mohawk International Raceway
for the top spot
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Kyle Coryea

Matc Lalonde (8), Kevin Fetterely (57k), and Ian Bressette (5b) would battle for the lead as Lalonde would get the win in the end at the stripe. It would be the first-ever stop of the American Racer North Series at the Mohawk International Raceway. It would bring 38 of the best Small Block Modifieds in the region for their second stop on the tour in front of a packed house along with 27 Sportsman Modifieds for 1,200 to win and an automatic start in the Vermont 200 at Devils Bowls and 19 Pro Stocks. After the heat races were in the books it would be onto the mains for the evening and the first up would be the Limited Sportsman Modified for 15 laps the winner on the night would be Camdin Cook as he would get around Bryan Tarbell during the midway point of the race for his first career win and Jacory Thompson would round out the top three. Next up would be the Sportsman Modified for 40 laps and a $1,200 win and the granutteed spot in Vermont 200 would be 40 laps caution. It would see Nick Heywood get the wire-to-wire win as he would ride it from his pole position to the win but the battle behind him would be fierce as there would be a pair of Canadians behind him going after the win as Tristan Ladoucer and Shane Pecore would be all over Heywood the whole. Then next up would be the main event of the evening the American Racer North Series as 30 358 Modifieds would go 60 laps as they went after the $3,200 first place check. The are would see David Hebert get the lead off the start of the race and be in a fight with track favorite Carey Terrance for the early lead. There would be some hard chargers coming from the lower part of the top ten and getting in the fight as Ryan Arbuthnot and Chris Raabe. There would be a single caution for the race and when the deck reraked the race would be on upfront behind Terrance Hebert Raabe and Arbuthnot for the win and in the end the win would go to Ryan Arbuthnot on a late race place of David Hebert but Chris Raabe would be hard-charging from the third place but just run out of time. Then it would be onto the Pro Stocks for 25 laps to finish off the night and what would turn out to be the race of the night as there was only one caution on the race as a racer came up short of making the pits. Still, the battle would be on upfront all race long between Burton Ward, Kevin Fetterly, Ian Bresette, and Marc Lalonde, and Fetterly and Lalonde would come across the line together as Lalonde would get the win by a nose. The Mohawk International Raceway will come back to life next Saturday Night June 22nd on Corner Convenience night with the Canadian Street Stock Challenge Gallery

Short Track Super Series Airborne Invasion May 30th 2024

Airborne Speedway
pass for the win
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Anthony Perrego (4) on the high side and Mike Maresca battle for the lead in the middle stages of the STSS 70 lap feature as Anthony Perrego would be the winner on the night. It would be the biggest show of the 2024 racing season from the Airborne Park Speedway as the Short Track Super Series would make their first-ever appearance on the track and there would also be the Sportsman Modified, Renegades, and Mini Stocks on the night. The Short Track Super Series would bring 31 of the best big block modifieds and they would only be starting 24 for the 70 lap 7,070 to win the race. As for the heat races on the night the winners would be Anthony Perrego, Tim Fuller, and Alex Payne, and the winner of the last chance qualifier would be Chris Raabe Then it would be onto the 70-lap feature and the boys would come to race as they would do the first 62 laps caution free and that would be the only caution on the night but that would not mean the racing wasn't good as Anthony Perrego and Mike Maresca would battle up front most of the night and swap the lead back and forth and in the end Perrego would get the win and the 7k check as Michael Maresca and Alex Payne would round out the top three on the night. Then as for the other divisions on the night, the Renegades would have their 25-lap main and it would see a battle up front for the second half of the race between Tylor Terry and Zack Daniels in the end Tylor Tery would get the win for his second win on the season already. Then we would have the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified for their 30-lap event and $1,500 to win on the night and would see an early race battle between Robert Gauthier and Matthew LaValley. Still, in the end, it would be the classic duo up front going after the win with Nick Heywood and Ttavis Bruno going after the win and in the end, Nick Heywood gets the win over Travis Bruno with Fire Swamp rounding out the top three. Then to finish off the night it would be the mini stocks in their split mains for 20 laps in the first feature it would come down to a battle between the family of Bressete as Speedy and Steven going after the win with Speedy getting the win on the night over Steven and James Whitney would round out the top three. Then it would be the Mini Stocks' second main to finish off the evening and this one would be the Jake Fountain show as he would run away and get the win over Kris Clark and Ryan Senecal to get the win on the night. The track will come back to life next Thursday night June 6th as it will be Topless Modified night. Gallery

Frenchie's Chevy Memorial Cup @ Mohawk International Raceway May 25th, 2024

Dirt Track Racing Mohawk International Raceway
side by side for the lead
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Preston Forbes (45R) and Carey Terrance (66) battle for the win in the second twin 20 at Memorial Cup as Terrance was going for the sweep on the night but it would end with Forbes getting his first-ever 358 Modified win. It would be the second week of racing at the Mohawk International Raceway and it would be time for the Memorial Cup presented by Frenchie's Chevy that would see twin 20s with the side panels for the small block modifieds along with regular racing in the other divisions on the night with 74 cars in the pits. Racing would start about an hour late as there would be a pesty rain about when we were supposed to start, but when the cars got out, it made for a fast track. There would be great racing throughout the night. After the heat races were done it would be onto the main and first out of the box would be the small block modifieds in their first of the twin 20's and it would see Carey Terrance go wire to wire for the victory but Tyler Meeks and Preston Forbes would finish out the top three with a good fight. Then we would have the Limited Sportsman Modified for their 15-lap main and it would see Kyle Reif get his first-ever win but there would be a great fight up front most of the race between him and Kobe Hernandez as they went after the win and finishing the top three would be Bryan Tarbell. Then it would be onto the Sportsman Modified 25 lap main and we would have a family affair fight at the top between the Gauvreau's as it would be father and son Cedric and Eric going after the win and on this day the son Cedric would get the win. and Tristan Ladouceur would round out the top three. Then we would have the second twin 20 for the small block modifieds and this time there would be a side-by-side battle up front between Carey Terrance and Preston Forbes and this time the win would go to Preston Forbes for his first-ever 358 Modified career win and there would be excited and emotional victory lane. and rounding out the top three would be Jordan McCreaddie. Then it would be onto the Pro Stock 20 lap main and with a late race caution it would set up a great finish as they would come across the line three wide and getting the win by a bumper would be Dakota Sharp for his first career win over Burton Ward and Sid Harmer. Then it would be onto the last race of the night for 10 laps in the mini stock division and would see a battle up front between Francis White and Tony Frezzo and on this day the win would go to Tony Frezzo. The track will return to life next Saturday night with all five divisions in action again on Three Feathers Cafe night n June 1st. Gallery

Hometown Heroes at Airborne Park Speedway May 23rd 2024

Dirtcar Racing Airborne Speedway
on the charge
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Kyle Coryea

Fire Swamp (88) on the charge through the field as he would pass Codie Aubin (7) for fourth on his way to the win in the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified win. It would be the third week of racing from the Airborne Park Speedway and it would be Hometown Heroes Night as any first responder or law enforcement personnel would get in free for the night to watch all four of the weekly divisions with the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modified, Renegades and the Mini Stocks in action with 100 cars in pits. After all the qualifying races were done first up would be the Be Cool Heating and Air Condition 358 Modified. It would start with Tanner Siemons getting the lead at the start of the race and riding the top. Still, Felix Roy would keep digging on the bottom and take the lead around lap ten, and from there he would just keep pulling away for the win rounding out the top three would be Tim Fuller and George Foley as for the hard charger that would go to Jeremy Roy as he would come up ten spots to seventh on the night. The next up would be J+S Steel Sportsman Modified for their 25-lap event and it would see Craig Wholey take the lead at the start of the race. Still, there would be a fire brewing behind him as Fire Swamp would come up from his 9th-place starting position to take the lead in closing laps to get his first win of the season at the Big A, and Wholey and Branham would round out the top three. Joey Scarbrough would be the hard charger on the night as he would come up from his 20th starting spot to get a top five on the night. Then we would have the 9th State Cannabis Renegades for their 20-lap event and it would see Josh Terry get the wire to wire victory. Still, it would be not without competition as his brother Tylor Terry would be on his bumper for most of the evening and would complete a Terry Brothers 1-2, and last week's winner Nathaniel Guay would round out the top three. There would be a four-way tie for the hard charger on the night as Tylor Terry, Nathaniel Guay, Shawn Duquette, and Bill Thwaites would all move up five spots on the day. Then it would be onto the Moore Recycling Mini Stocks for their split mains and the A main would start with a bang as on lap two there would be a multi-car pile up on the front stretch with cars withstanding heavy damage as for the racing Bill Doner would have the early lead on the night but there would be a hard-charging 94 of Ryan Senecal that would come up from his 12th place starting position to take the lead in the closing laps of the race for the win and rounding out the top three would be Greg Zindler and Kenny Tourville and Senecal would also be your hard charger. As for the B Main, it would be a wire to wire victory for Jason Bradley in the 6-lap dash race. Next week the Airborne Park Speedway will be alive with its biggest show of the year on May 30th with the first-ever appearance of the Short Track Super Series and the Airborne Invasion 70 which will bring the biggest big block Modifieds in the northeast to the Airborne half mile along with the Sportsman Modifieds, Renegades and Mini Stocks. Gallery

Sovereign Cannabis Season Openner @ Mohawk International Raceway May 18th, 2024

Dirt Track Racing Mohawk International Raceway
side by side for the lead
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Kyle Coryea

Sid Harmer Jr (690) and BlaIyne Nichols (22b) battling for the lead in the Clyde Slingers Pro Stock 35 $1,000 win event that would see Harmer get the win in the end. t would be the 37th season opener at the Mohawk International Raceway brought to you by Sovereign Cannabis and all five of their weekly divisions would be in action with the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modifieds, Pro Stock, Limited Sportsman Modifieds, and the Mini Stocks with 93 cars in the pits. After all the qualifying races were done on the night it would be onto the mains and the first one out of the box would be the mini stocks for 15 laps and there would be a side-by-side battle up front for most of the night between CJ LaVair and Tony Frezzo for the win and when they came across the line it would be Frezzo by a half a car for the win. The next up would be the Limited Sportsman Modified for their 15 laps 11 car affair Keith Pelkey would have the lead at the early start of the race but when an early caution came out for a spin it would set up the restart with him and Matt LaValley. Off the restart, they would go side by side for a few laps but then Matt LaValley would get the lead and just keep pulling away slightly for the win and get his first career Mohawk International Raceway. Then next up would be the main event of the evening with Clyde Slingers Pro Stock Series race for 35 laps $1,000 to win and there would be 29 cars that would take the green flag and Blayne Nichols would get the lead off the start and would hold it for the few laps until there was a caution for Kevin Featherly trying to climb the backtretch wall. Then off the restart, the battle would be on upfront between Blayne Nichols and Sid Harmer Jr and Harmer would find an opening on the bottom and hammer down the lead and win, and rounding out the top three would be Dakota Sharp and Marc Lalonde. Then we would have the 358 Modifieds with their 21 cars and 30 lap event and would see Joey Ladoucer get the lead off the start. However, the lead would be short-lived as the battle up front would be between Cary Terrance and Tim Fuller, and in the end, Fuller would win with Terrance second and Louis Jackson Jr finishing out the top three. Then it would be time for the last night race with the Sportsman Modified 19 car 25 lap event that would go caution-free. Although the action up front would be fast and furious with Tristan Ladoucer getting the lead at the start. But the battle up front would be a classic between Ontario and Quebec, with Cyr and Gauvreau tight close racing trading the lead back and forth and seeing Cedric Gaurveau win over Gabriel Cyr and Cory Castell for the top three. The track will be back in action next Saturday night with the traditional Memorial Cup and the main event on the evening will be twin 20's for the 358 Modifieds. Gallery

Weekly Racing Rond #2 Renegade Special at Airborne Park Speedway May 16th 2024

Dirtcar Racing Airborne Speedway
battle for the lead
Photo By: 
Kyle Coryea

Chris Raabe (01) and Justin Stone (15x) battle for the lead for the restart and would see Chris Raabe get the win. It would be the second week of Thursday Night Thunder and the big event of the tab would be Renegade 30 lapper for $500 to win as it would be another packed night in the pits with around 110 cars in the pits. After all the heat races were run the first feature of the night on tap would be the Be Cool Heating and Air Condition 358 Modifieds for 30 laps and the early leader would be Justin Stone off the start of the race and hold it for the first portion of the race but there would be charger and past track champion Chris Raabe that would get around him around the midpoint of the race and would hold on there for his first win on the season and the hard charger on the night would be Preston Forbes that would gain 11 spots for the top ten finish. Then we would have the J+S Steel Sportsman Modified up for there 25 lap event that would see a full field of 32 cars take the green and just like last week it would be the Donovan Lussier show as he would start on the front row and just walk away from the field and capture his second straight win on the season and finishing out the top three would be Joey Scarbrough and Travis Bruno. Then it would be time for the main event of the weekend as it would be the 30-lap $500 to win 9th state Canabais Renegade feature and it would see an early race battle between Shawn Duquette and Richie Turner until Turner would get loose coming off one of the corners and end up in the infield. Then off the restart the race will be on up front between Shawn Duquette and Nathaniel Guay and in the late stages Guay would start pull away but it would be not without drama as a backmarker would turn to pull off with Guay right behind him slam on the brakes to narrowly avoid him. From there though Guay would hold on to scoire the win and the $500 first-place check. Then to finish off the night would be the Moore's Recycling Mni Stocks with their splits features. In the first feature, it would see Caleb Tourville start on the front and take the lead but the lead would be short-lived as Steven Bressette would take the lead and from there cruise to the checkered flag for the win. Then in the second feature, it would see a crowd favorite get his first career win as Chuck Mooney would wheel the popular mystery machine around for the win to close the night. The Airborne Park Speedway will come back to life next Thursday with Hometown Hero night as we honor the military and first responders as they will get free admission to the races with all four divisions on tap again. Gallery

70th Season Openner Leon Gonyo Memorial at Airborne Park Speedway May 9th 2024

Dirtcar Racing Airborne Speedway
the top three finishers
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Kyle Coryea

It would be the top three of the Leon Gonyo Memorial 40 with Tim Fuller (middle) the winner, Mario Clair (left) second and Felix Roy (right) third as they pose for their podium picture. It would be the start of the 2024 racing season from the Airborne Park Speedway and it would start with a whole new management crew as Mike Bruno and crew from Devils Bowl Speedway would now be running the track. They would start the 70th year of racing from the Airborne Park Speedway with the Leon Gonyo Memorial 40 lap 358 Modified race with $4,444 going to the winner and the Sportsman Modified would have 30 laps and $1,200 to win. Also in action would be the Renegades, Limited Sportsman Modified, and the Mini Stocks as there would be around 110 cars in the pits to get the season going. After the dust had settled from the heat races it would be off to the features on the night and it would start with the big one the Leon Gonyo Memorial 40 for the 358 Modified and would see Adam Pierson and Tim Fuller starting on the front and after a few early counts in the first 5 laps of the race it would be smooth sailing the rest of the way but that doesn't mean there wasn't battles all over the track for position. We would see Tim Fuller making a rare start at Airborne Park Speedway getting the win over a hard-charging Mario Clair that would see him come from ninth to second and rounding out the top three would be Felix Roy. Then we would have the Sportsman Modified going for $1,200 over thirty laps it would start with a battle upfront between Donovan Lussier and Gabriel Cyr but it would slowly see Lussier pull away for the win and Fire Swamp would round out the top three as he was trying to go back to back after winning at Devils Bowl last weekend in there season opener. Then we would have the Renegades for 20 laps and Travis Stokes and Levi Bombard would start on the front row but after an early race incident that would see them both restarting in the back after a spin. We would have a hard-charging Tylor Terry get the win as he came from tenth to win but it would not be without a battle between second-place finisher Nathaniel Guay as they would go side by side for many laps at the front and it would see Tylor's brother Josh Terry come from the 11th starting position to get the third place finish on the night. Then we would have the Limited Sportsman Modified for 20 and it would see Keith Pelkey go wire to wire for the win in his first-ever start in the division. The night would finish with a pair of features for the mini stocks as it would start with Nick Harden getting the win over Rick Doner in a tight battle along with Speedy Bressette in third. Then in the second feature, it would be Josh Blake who would get the win over JP Corrow and Kyle Hart to finish off the night of racing. The Thursday night Thunder show will return next week as the Renegades will be the main attraction with an extra distance race and $500 to win also in action will be the 358 Modifieds, Sportsman Modified, and the Mini Stocks on May 16th. Gallery

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